Published: August 2nd 2012 by Sapphire Star Publishing.
Rating: 4.5 stars
“She who wields the mark is the barrier between man and monster. She is the daughter of gods, the mother of man, protector of all. Vigilati Usque Ad Mortem”
All Isla MacAllen wanted was a simple existence on her little Scottish island, free from her mother’s insanity and the prying eyes of neighbours. What she got was embroiled in a war for the souls of mankind. A war of good versus evil, of witches versus demons, and Isla learns that she alone can end it.
Dr. Jeremiah Rousseau was a self-proclaimed nomad, traveling the world researching paranormal phenomena. He doesn’t expect his research to lead him to Scotland, and to the woman who will turn his world upside down.
Together with a facetious shapeshifting animal spirit guide, Jeremiah and Isla discover that she is part of an ancient bloodline bred to protect the gateways between the human world and the spirit world, to keep evil demons from destroying them. They must find the key to defeating Alastore, the demon king, and closing the gate before Samhain, when the veil between the worlds is lifted. As the war for their souls wages around them, Isla and Jeremiah will risk it all for love—a love neither had ever thought possible.
4.5 stars don't need to be explained!
Wow!Such a good book!
When I first read the blurb I wasn't thrilled but I liked the idea of this book being set in Scotland. So I decided to give it a shot.
I wasn't disappointed at all.
This is a compelling story. The plot is original and entertaining. It was a fast read and I was drawn since page 1.
Just the paragraph when the author describes how everybody found out about Isla's mark is amazing and from that moment I knew this book was great.
The story is fast paced, action packed and so cleverly thought.
The main characters are Isla and Jeremiah which are a wonderful couple. Even though the way they meet and fall for each other is kinda fast, I liked it. I simply loved the development of their relationship. Their story is endearing and sexy at the same time.
(there are some sex scenes, and even though they are explained they are not offensive or tacky).
Isla is great. She went through so much and that made her brave and strong, but at the same time, she has a fragile side that only Jer can reach.
Jeremiah...He is sexy. Who would believe a paranormal researcher could be so d*** hot?!?! Well, he is!
There are many other characters that make this book so awesome. The mysterious Marduk, Callum and Jack. But even the characters that just appear for a second sounded appealing to me.
Definitely I love the author's writing style.
There is a dark side of this story too. The bad guy is creepy and his methods are just plain evil. The missing campers part was eerie.
What can I say?
I LOVED IT!
And of course, I'd recommend it!